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First Day of School

August 23rd, 2006 · 2 Comments · Family Life, Photos, You want whine with that

First Day of School #1
Originally uploaded by M&Co..

Today was the BoyChild’s First Day of 4 Year Old Pre-School. This will be his last year before he starts “real” school.

We’ve decided to return him to the Nice Jewish Pre-School he went to as a two year old. It has a nice facility; large classrooms, bright with lots of windows, and as the BoyChild found out when he visited a few weeks ago, lots and lots of new playground equipment. The teachers are all lovely. The parents are all pleasant.

But the thing I like about it the most? There are only TEN kids in his class. The BoyChild was more sold by the new playground equipment than the ten kids but we each have our own priorities.

The BoyChild has been excited about returning to this school. He told me, “now that I go pee and poop in the potty, I can go to my old school.” Which was true. They wouldn’t take him in the three year old class if he wasn’t potty trained. So we spent a year at the nice Presbyterian School getting in trouble a lot.

Last night I had my annual, “where has the time gone” angst. The BoyChild and I went to the Credit Union last night, we went to vote where he got to “put the ticket in the box” and then we picked up dinner. He took a bath and got ready for bed. We layed on my bed reading Nicholas and were in bed before 9:00. It was a pleasant evening.

This is his last year of pre-school and he turned four this summer.


It seemed like yesterday that he was that little frog like baby, eating all the time and trying to hold his head up at two weeks.

Unlike a lot of parents, I’m not glad school is starting. Probably because I’m not home with my kids all day. Summer for us, is a fun time. No homework. Relatively few commitments. Time to go to the mall, the pool, the zoo and enjoy the kids and our life. So I’ve go the angst that all that is ending.

And I’ve also got the anxiety about the BoyChild being at school. Waiting for the phone to ring. The teacher or principal on the other end. I’m hopeful that won’t happen as much this year. That is one of the reasons the small class size appealed to me so much. I think he doesn’t do well in large groups.

If nothing else, it will be an interesting year. On the way to school while we were talking about having a good day and what we could do and not do to facilicate that. The BoyChild said, “Jesus is everywhere! You meant to name me Jesus but you didn’t.”

So here’s to the Boy who was meant to be named Jesus and hoping he has a great year!


2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kristen // Aug 23, 2006 at 9:48 pm

    I’ve been amazed at how fast it’s gone by. I keep thinking, “how are they 5 and 3? weren’t they just squeaky infants?” It’s amazing.

  • 2 Susan // Aug 25, 2006 at 11:59 am

    Hooray for the BC! My friend Leslie’s son is in his class, I suspect. And I LOVE the teacher.

    We miss the nice Jewish preschool.